1. Trees in Forest Park. 

  2. Flowers under the Queensboro Bridge in Long Island City.

  3. instagram:

    Spinning Creatures from Dreams into Felted Reality with @x03

    To see more of Zoë’s needle-felted creations come to life, follow @x03 on Instagram.

    “I have an extremely vivid dream life,” explains New York artist Zoë Williams (@x03), a New Orleans native who was uprooted by Hurricane Katrina. It was “during this strange rudderless period” following her displacement that a rabbit spirit came to her in a dream. “My first felt sculptures were all of that rabbit,” she says. As her dreams and artistic creations converged, Zoë has come to see her felted creatures, brought to life through Instagram, as “the expression of my unconscious.”

    “At first, I made my creatures simply to honor the animals I dreamed about,” says Zoë of her felted creations. “But the dreams changed as my work evolved, and now I think they are one and the same.”

    “Needle felting is a slow, laborious process,” explains Zoë. “It’s fun to give people a peek into the stages a piece goes through on its journey to completion.” The ability to cultivate a deeper appreciation for her work, however, is what Zoë values most. “Ultimately, I think artwork is best experienced in person, but it’s a special thrill to meet someone at an opening who follows my work on Instagram and has watched the pieces come to life.”

    Congrats, x03 :)

  5. A few shots from The Morgan Memorial Hall of Gems exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History. 

  6. nychealth:

    Friday, June 27 is National HIV Testing Day

    Man or woman, gay or straight, young or old, everybody needs an HIV test. NYC Health is recognizing National HIV Testing Day by recommending that all New Yorkers Take Control and Take the Test!

    FREE HIV testing will be offered this week at the following locations:

    Reblogging my awesome .gif. HIV Testing Locations: Read More. 

  7. Another Manhattanhenge photo — thanks to the amnhnyc blog for the reminder, otherwise I would have missed it again! 

  8. Manhattanhenge 2014. 

    I had more fun taking photos of people taking photos than I did trying to get shots of the sun. 

  9. Someone gets a small coffee from a bodega and perches it on this ledge in Chelsea every day, I’m sure.

  10. More pictures of snow, taken in January — five second exposure.

    This spot is about half a block away from my house. I walked another two blocks, dragging the tripod around with me in six inches of snow, before turning around and going home. 

  11. It reached over 70 degrees today in New York, which reminded me that I never posted my post-snowstorm photos. 

  12. Fog covers the LIRR platform at Kew Gardens.


  13. Anonymous said: Would you consider doing a top 5 or 10 . of you favorite food carts. With all photo documentation of the cart and what you got?


    I don’t usually take pictures of the *food* I get at food carts, but there’s no reason I can’t. Here’s a pic I took over the summer at a food cart at a music festival. I don’t remember what the cart was called, but the food was delicious. 


  14. The carousel in Bryant Park.

  15. What a lucky cat.